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How do I remove the front hub/wheel assembly? Hi there; I am attempting to replace the wheel bearing/ABS sensor assy on the front left of my 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 (*4-Wheel Drive*). So far, I have removed the caliper, rotor, brake line/ABS line retainer bracket, axle nut, upper control arm, and all three bolts on the back of the hub/wheel assembly. How do I get the hub/wheel assy itself off? It's acting like it's rust-welded in place. I tried a slide hammer, but it isn't budging. Am I missing something? I don't see any washers or cotter pins...I thought there would be a thrust washer behind the axle nut, but I don't see one...it feels like it is really locked-on there. Thanks in advance! Dave

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They are fitted very securely into the axle. It will come out as it is just splined onto the output shaft. The secret is equal pressure to the rear of the hub. Because of the close tolerances, it cant just be pulled from one spot on the hub as that jams the opposite side. Tap around the rear of the hub with a hammer in a circular pattern or use a 3 jaw puller to exert equal pressure.

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Go to this site, it is for a 99 jimmy but the procedure is the same. www.handymanlyness.com/archiv...99 jimmy.html this will show you the basics. have a good day !!

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